1.17.2014

EASY Veal Stew with Wine, Peas and Carrots

 
Today, we decided to cook Mom's delicious veal stew!  Tender, juicy, and full of flavor, her stew is made with chunks of lean veal, white wine, onions, carrots and peas. The veal turns out incredibly moist and tender, you won't need to use a knife.

It's a very light stew and one that practically melts in your mouth because it's simmered in wine which enriches the flavors of the carrots and peas together, making this an all-in-one meal so deliciously amazing!

Stews are always so comforting and nourishing.  They make a perfect meal after a long day, and they're very practical for a weeknight dinner.  Like most stews, they get better the longer they sit, so we always make enough for two nights so we can enjoy it even more the second time.

Mom prepares this dish in 40 minutes, and even less using only a few ingredients.

One thing she does recommend when shopping for the veal, is to buy the veal from your local butcher rather than at the supermarket. You pay a little more, but you're getting a higher quality of veal which comes from the leg of the animal (which is more tender) rather than the neck or shoulder which is what most supermarket sells, and it is a fattier veal.  Also, you will need to cook it much longer to get it as moist and tender.


Veal stew with peas and carrots is a very satisfying meal. You can also serve it with a side of egg noodles, steamed rice, or just plain crusty bread.  Don't forget some chilled white wine!  Enjoy!



EASY Veal Stew with Wine, Peas and Carrots

  • 2 pounds lean veal chunks (for stew)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp. salt- divided
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable or beef stock
In a Dutch oven or large sauce pot, heat olive oil and butter on medium to high heat. Add onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until softened.
Season veal chunks with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Place veal into the pot.  Cook veal and onions until veal is brown and fully cooked, about 15 minutes.




Add cayenne pepper and wine. Simmer on low heat for about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Open package of frozen peas and carrots, place them into a colander and rinse them under cool water. 


When wine has been reduced, add frozen peas and carrots, beef stock and additional 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Bring to boil. Leave uncovered and simmer the veal stew for 15 to 20 minutes, until the liquid has reduced a little. Stir occasionally.  Taste for stew and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Allow the veal to sit within the broth for a few minutes.  Serve warm, with a side of whole grain noodles or rice.  Buon Appetite!


Serves 4 to 6


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6 comments:

  1. This is some serious comfort food! My mom used to make veal stew in the pressure cooker!

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    1. That's funny... I did as well, but then we moved to the South, somehow my pressure cooker never appeared again, so I manage to make my stews without it. Its been fine cooking on stove-top ever since! Thanks again!!

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  2. This is one of my favorites, I make a similar stew, everyone in our family loves it! :-)

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    1. Yes, Michael, its mine too! thank you for your comment!

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  3. you have wounderful recepies

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    1. thank you your comments are always sweet!

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